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November Seminar

Application of DigiLens’ Electrically Switchable Gratings for In Waveguide Pixel Doubling

Alastair J. Grant, SVP Optical Engineering @ DigiLens, Inc

Wednesday, November 10, 2021. 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM PDT

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Presentation Abstract

DigiLens’ unique electrically switchable holographic Bragg grating technology has been successfully applied to create a waveguide which effectively doubles the native resolution of a pico-projector in a near to eye AR waveguide display application. DigiLens’ switching technology, referred to as Transparent Resolution Expansion (T-REx), has been successfully applied to a DigiLens 50deg FoV waveguide. T-REx effective pixel doubling is an image wobulation technology achieved within DigiLens’ high MTF waveguides thereby providing a fully solid state solution (no mechanical vibration), with low electrical power characteristics, requiring minimal or no additional volume, and with high on time enabled by DigiLens’ high switch speed holographic nanomaterial system. During this webinar DigiLens’ switching grating technology and the application to T-REx will be introduced and described.
Alastair Grant

​Alastair joined DigiLens in 2011 and is DigiLens’ chief optical architect, responsible for R&D development of DigiLens’ holographic waveguides and associated fabrication and exposure equipment for both near to eye AR and automotive AR applications.

Over the past 25+ years Alastair has held positions senior and principal optical engineering positions with BAE SYSTEMS, OPTICS1/SAFRAN, and Panavision, where he has successfully innovated, designed, built, tested and deployed an extensive range of optical solutions.  Alastair’s broad optical experience includes commercial, defense, visible, infrared, imaging, illumination, classical and holographic / diffractive optics.

Alastair holds a BSc.(Hons) in Optoelectronics and Laser engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, and an MSc. in Electronics from University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

BA-SID Seminar Details

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please verify that your system works with GoToWebinar in advance and you can also try GoToWebinar mobile application.

Watch Party

Join BASID for a watch party at Giovanni’s pizza.

We will broadcast the webinar live at the restaurant and provide beverages during the talk. Pizza will be served at 7pm. Limited capacity of 65. Please register for the watch party during webinar registration.

Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: Giovanni’s New York Pizzeria
1127 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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Martin Fishman

Martin is an accomplished global senior executive who has managed technology companies for over 30 years including PC’s, Displays, Software, Peripherals, SaaS, IoT and, Consumer Electronics.

Martin recently joined Joan/Visionect in October 2020 as Director of Strategic Alliances and Enterprise developing strategic partnerships, alliances and enterprise accounts. Visionect is leading manufacturer of Workplace Management Room Display hardware, Digital Signage and Application software. The new Workplace requires Hybrid tools that provide management and employees with safe and collaborative approaches to facility management and reengaging during and post Covid 19.

Prior and for 20 years, Co-CEO, Board Member of Portrait Displays, the inventor of Pivot rotation software and Display Management applications. Martin managed profitability, global products, sales, marketing and operations achieving customer design wins with every leading OEM in the display industry. Martin sharpened the strategy of the organization on new I.P. which led to the acquisition of SpectraCal/CalMAN calibration tools for mission critical color accuracy in 2015.

Martin has managed and evangelized technology companies globally since the early days of the PC managing startups, turn arounds and multi-billion dollar international organizations including MicroAmerica, Merisel Distribution, and ComputerLand.

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